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Nikon Coolpix S6600 Digital Camera

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16MP 12x CMOS Jan 2015
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Review Nikon COOLPIX S6600

31 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This Nikon camera received a "Recommended" from PhotographyBlog.com who said that this compact camera camera was good.

Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this Nikon camera is 70 out of 100 based on four expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Digital Versus, Les Numeriques.com and tech.uk.msn.com.

Good Owner Reviews

This camera has an average owner rating of 82 out of 100 based on 15 owner reviews.

Good Brand

Nikon is one of the superior camera brands according to average reviews from experts and users, and Nikon also has good ratings for its compact camera digital cameras.

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Easy to Use

A few Nikon Coolpix S6600 owners who purchased this digital camera agreed that it was easy to use. David Loftus wrote on Amazon “Highly recommend this camera for typical Nikon quality, ease of use and fantastic results”. Mrs. Anne Millar mentioned two years ago “Is still easy to use”. Expert website Digitalversus.com said in their Nikon Coolpix S6600 review three years ago “Gesture-control function, which make original, fun and practical additions to a pocket point-and-shoot camera that's otherwise simple”.

Good Size

A number of customers who purchased the Nikon Coolpix S6600 considered that it was compact. Expert review site Photographyblog.com gave it a rating of 4 stars and said in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S6600 three years ago “The Nikon Coolpix S6600 is a back-illuminated 16 megapixel digital compact camera which also boasts an articulated screen, wi-fi capability, 12x optical zoom”. In the same month Digitalone.com.sg wrote “The S6600 is the first Coolpix S-series digital compact camera that is equipped with a vari-angle monitor, so you can take photos from high or low angles”.

One customer considered that it was a good body shape.

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Good Quality Pictures

Some people considered that it was able to produce good images. Clumbermom rated it as very good and mentioned on Amazon “It takes super snaps, my friend who is a great photographer had a go with it” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S6600. Expert website Tech.uk.msn.com said three years ago “As fun as your mobile and better at photography” in their review.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Some Nikon Coolpix S6600 reviewers who purchased it concluded that it had a good screen. Ian Robert Mckay wrote in his Nikon Coolpix S6600 review on Amazon “The reversible screen is really cool”. Expert website Digitalversus.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “The Nikon Coolpix S6600 stands out for its swivel screen and gesture-control function, which make original, fun”.

Good Product Quality

One Nikon Coolpix S6600 owner who reviewed it concluded that it was good quality.

Good Quality Lens

One person who reviewed it wrote that it had a good zoom.

Good Battery Life

One Nikon Coolpix S6600 reviewer thought this digital camera had a good battery life. Clumbermom rated the product 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “Also a separate battery charger would be helpful as the battery only has a short life” in their review.

Nice Design

One Nikon Coolpix S6600 reviewer said in their reviews that it was good looking. Photographyblog.com mentioned in their Nikon Coolpix S6600 review “The Nikon Coolpix S6600's curvy body looks good”.

Good Technical Features

One Nikon Coolpix S6600 owner mentioned in their reviews that it had good features. Dave H wrote in his Nikon Coolpix S6600 review “Has some 'different' features - like gesture control etc”.

Reasonably Priced

One Nikon Coolpix S6600 owner who reviewed it wrote that it was good value for money. Two years ago David Loftus wrote on Amazon “Excellent all round value for money” and gave it a very good rating.

Robust

One person who reviewed it said that it was easy to damage or scratch. Mrs. V. Howson said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The disc was broken and it was put into the German language”.

Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Coolpix S6600 supports WiFi connectivity, which is unusual. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Coolpix S6600 do not support WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available including the Canon IXUS 240 HS, or the Nikon Coolpix P520 which has better reviews.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many cameras of this type and age. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this camera and we think the Coolpix L320, and the Coolpix S6800 (£189.46) both from Nikon or the Fujifilm FinePix X10 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth looking at include the Sony DSC-WX350 (£149.99) (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Unlike most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix S6600 which do not support Full HD video, the Nikon Coolpix S6600 supports Full HD video.

Other cameras which support Full HD video currently available which you might want to consider include the Fujifilm FinePix X10, the Olympus Stylus SH-50, or the Nikon Coolpix S9400 which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Nikon Coolpix S6600 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the J1455, or the A1455 both from GE or the Fujifilm FinePix X10.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon Coolpix S6600 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S6600.

There are a number of alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to look at including the Fujifilm FinePix X10 which has better reviews.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The number of HDMI connector types found on the Nikon Coolpix S6600 is more than most digital cameras of this age and type. The most commonly found HDMI connector is Mini, but this HDMI connector is not found on this camera. The HDMI connectors Micro are also found on this Nikon digital camera.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The number of white balance modes found on the Coolpix S6600 is more than most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Nikon digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has One Photo Effect

The Coolpix S6600 has a greater number of photo effects than most cameras that were released more than two years ago. This Nikon digital camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on cameras of this spec and age.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Supports Fifteen ISO Speeds

The Coolpix S6600 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Nikon camera supports a 160 ISO speed, which is the most frequently supported ISO speed supported by digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix S6600. The ISO speeds "125", "200", "250", "320", "400", "500", "640", "800", "1000", "1250", "1600", "3200", "6400" and "Auto" are also supported by this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Coolpix S6600 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best video resolution amongst all compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Coolpix S6600.

A 320 x 240 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera.

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Fairly High Maximum ISO Speed

With a maximum ISO speed of 6,400, the Coolpix S6600 has a quite high maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The maximum ISO speeds of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix S6600 range from 200 to 26,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 4,500.

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Quite Many Total Megapixel Count

With a total megapixel count of 16.79 megapixels, the Nikon Coolpix S6600 has one of the more total megapixel counts amongst digital cameras of this age. The average total megapixel count of cameras of a similar spec and age to the Coolpix S6600 is 16MP.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Coolpix S6600 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix S6600 video resolutions range from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Recording

Most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Coolpix S6600 support video recording, however the Coolpix S6600 does not support video recording.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also support video recording which you might also want to consider including the Fujifilm FinePix X10, or the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Nikon Coolpix S6600 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age are also not 3D compatible.

If you want a digital camera that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Coolpix S6600 does not have a GPS. Most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S6600 also do not have a GPS.

It is worth also looking at alternative cameras which also have a GPS including the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2, the Canon IXUS 140, or the Sony DSC-HX400V which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Coolpix S6600 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S6600 are also not waterproof.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The Coolpix S6600 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This digital camera has a 640 x 480 still image resolution, whereas most cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 2736 x 1824 still image resolution. The still image resolution of all cameras of this age and type ranges from 384 x 480 to 6016 x 4016.

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Only 150 Shots Per Battery Charge

Most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix S6600 take between 30 and 869 shots per battery charge, including the Coolpix S6600 which takes 150 shots per battery charge.

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Only Features One Flash Mode

The Coolpix S6600 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S6600.

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Very Narrow Field of View

The narrowest field of view of digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix S6600 is 96% and the widest is 100%. The Nikon Coolpix S6600 has one of the narrower field of view (only 97 percent) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The Coolpix S6600 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Minimum ISO Speed

Across all the digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix S6600 the minimum ISO speed range from 10 to 1,600. With a minimum ISO speed of 125, the Coolpix S6600 has a quite big minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix S6600

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Nikon digital camera has been on the market for over three years.

Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16 megapixels, the Nikon Coolpix S6600 has a relatively typical megapixel count compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Coolpix S6600.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 16MP digital cameras and we think the Fujifilm Finepix F800, the Olympus Stylus SH-50, and the Nikon Coolpix S9300 (£234.00) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a camera with a higher megapixel count then you might also want to look at the Nikon Coolpix P510 (£293.00) (16.1MP and higher rated).

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix S6600 has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S6600.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS3 is also worth considering.

If this camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the WB350F (£107.99) (5x), or the WB200F (£269.95) (5x) both from Samsung which is also higher rated.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 12 times zoom factor, the Coolpix S6600 has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 12x optical zoom digital cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix S6400 (£219.00), and the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS is also worth considering.

If this compact camera camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS (£99.00) (18x), or the Samsung WB200F (£269.95) (18x) which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 165 grams, the Coolpix S6600 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

Other 165g digital cameras currently available which you might also want to consider include the Exilim EX-ZR400, or the EX-ZR300 both from Casio which has better reviews.

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Average Screen Size

At 2.7 inches, the Nikon Coolpix S6600 has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

If you want a camera with a larger screen size then you might also want to look at the Fujifilm X100 (£209.00) (2.8" and higher rated), or the Nikon Coolpix S6700 (3" and higher rated).

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MOS Sensor Type

The Coolpix S6600 has a better sensor type than most compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This Nikon camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most digital cameras that came out around the same time as it have a CCD sensor type.

There are a number of other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10.

If the sensor type of this compact camera camera is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the Nikon Coolpix L27 (£68.00) (CCD).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Focusing
Auto Focus
Focus
Light Exposure
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
Self-Timer
Live View
Tripod Mount
Scene Mode
Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Technical Details
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Wireless LAN Type
Certificates
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Software CD
Special Features

1 Award

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Expert Reviews

(6)
29 October 2013

Not a camera for enthusiasts but as fun as your mobile and better at photography...

22 October 2013

The Nikon Coolpix S6600 stands out for its swivel screen and gesture-control function, which make original, fun and practical additions to a pocket point-and-shoot camera that's otherwise simple...

22 October 2013

PhotographyBlog.com

The Nikon Coolpix S6600 is a back-illuminated 16 megapixel digital compact camera which also boasts an articulated screen, wi-fi capability, 12x optical zoom and FullHD video. As part of the Style... Read more…

22 September 2013

The S6600 is the first Coolpix S-series digital compact camera that is equipped with a vari-angle monitor, so you can take photos from high or low angles.Those who are into selfies will like this... Read more…

15 October 2013

Le S6600 se démarque par son écran orientable et sa commande gestuelle, uniques, ludiques et bien pratiques pour qui cherche un petit compact convivial et facile à manier. Mais c'est un peu une...

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User Reviews

(14)
Reviewed 14 February 2014 by Mrs. Anne Millar
(Verified Purchase)

I already have a nikon coolpix. This one offers more features but is still easy to use. I have recommended it to others who have gone onto buy it...

Reviewed 19 January 2014 by David Loftus
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent all round value for money. Highly recommend this camera for typical Nikon quality, ease of use and fantastic results...

Reviewed 20 September 2014 by Ian Robert McKay
(Verified Purchase)

The reversible screen is really cool. Great little camera...

Reviewed 28 November 2015 by Iwona Penkala
(Verified Purchase)

Great value...

Reviewed 20 September 2014 by Ian Robert McKay
(Verified Purchase)

The reversible screen is really cool. Great little camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon s6600, nikon s6600b, nikon s6600bk, nikon coolpixs6600, nikon coolpixs6600b, nikon coolpixs6600bk
Barcodes 00018208936915, 00018208936953, 00018208936984, 00018208937004, 00018208997282, 04960759141378, 08033737552933, 08033737552940

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